We’ve Rounded Up Some Of The Best Wrinkle-Slaying Masks RN
We report on horror movie-ish sheet masks and other line-smoothing, foot-soothing and altogether beautifying treatments that let you simultaneously kill it and chill out at the office (yes, believe it).
Tighten your neck
What is it? This age-defying sheet mask visibly lifts and plumps skin in just 15 minutes. With the visible woes of “tech neck” becoming increasingly common in the digital age, a potent solution has never been more necessary. Also, it reaches up to your ears! This mask leans more on the NSFW side, so be careful you don’t scare your colleagues. However, if you have the privacy of an office (or if your open-plan co-workers get you) you can apply this at your desk – you don’t need to wash your face afterwards, you can just smooth the excess product into your skin.
What’s inside? This skin-tightening gel-serum contains oats, which lift, smooth and plump, and shea and horse chestnut, which nourish and comfort the skin and restore glow to the complexion. The mask’s pliable, natural-fibre material moulds to the contours of the face and neck perfectly and it has an innovative structure, which delivers treatment benefits to the neck, as well as the face.
Hydrate and soften your pout
What is it? Give your lips a 10-minute pamper minus the mess with these lip gels. They rejuvenate, brighten and tighten the skin around the lip, aid in the reduction of dehydration lines and will leave your lips feeling revived, restored and renewed. Just peel away the foil backing and drape over your mouth. These masks are perfect for the office: you can easily stow them in your drawer, so office heaters and nervous presentation dry lips will never punish you again. Plus they make applying lipstick, gloss or stain a cinch (no dry dead skin).
What’s inside? The key ingredient is collagen which smoothes and volumises lips with continued use. You can think of it as an all-rounder too: due to the dose of super-hydrator hyaluronic acid which also hydrates, calms and soothes dry, irritated and chapped lips damaged by the sun, pollution and other environmental factors. This a winner for winter weather.
What is it? Yup, it’s a mask for your foot. Foot-peeling masks are a super-effective way to get rid of dead skin on your feet. First-time users may find them kind of weird at first because you’ll literally be living your best reptilian life… Yes, you end up shedding layers of rough, callused and dead skin. After a long week of presentations (and heels), nothing is better than taking a load off and trying a soothing mask to calm your battered soles.
What’s inside? High concentrations of alpha-hydroxy acids soak into your skin to remove dead skin and callouses and 15 plant extracts, including ginkgo biloba, green tea and vitamin E deeply moisturise and soften feet. After seven days, dead skin cells will naturally start to peel off.
Minimise fatigued eyes
What is it? Eye-patch masks designed to provide targeted treatment for wrinkles and dark circles. They’ve been infused with hyaluronic acid to help leave your eyes looking smooth and visibly younger. Like coffee gives you that afternoon pick-me-up, these patches give you that visual oomph before your last meeting of the day. Your boss will never know how tired you really are.
What’s inside? Hyaluronic acid plumps up, smoothes and refreshes your eye contour area. This can help improve the structure and strength of blood capillaries around the eyes. The packet says you’ll see visibly younger-looking eyes in 10 minutes.
Tone and relax your skin
What is it? Another cream mask? No. This is a rich, creamy-textured mask which instantly moisturises, tones and sculpts, visibly smoothing lines and wrinkles. If your evenings are often spent heading straight from the office to drinks or dinner, this mask is great as a pick-me-up for your face. What’s really awesome is that it absorbs super-quickly, so you can get going pretty much immediately after you’ve applied it.
What’s inside? This one’s loaded with the Le Lift formula, 3.5-DA, which is the exclusive active ingredient, dicaffeoylquinic acid, developed for Chanel to work effectively on the firmness of skin tissue. It also contains neroli extract with relaxing and draining properties. Use in the evenings, two to three times a week.
Give your hands some love
What is it? Your hands parched and feeling dry on the daily? These gloves simply help make sure that your mitts stay covered once you’ve applied your fave moisturiser. They’re gloves, so no one will be the wiser that you’re giving your hands some much-needed TLC while you type. So, the report: done. Softer hands: done.
What’s inside? You’ll have to start by slathering on a rich, heavy-duty hand cream. We love The Body Shop Hemp Hard-Working Hand Protector (R140) – it leaves your hands feeling soft and supple and contains beeswax, an anti-inflammatory, which is perfect if your hands fall victim to wounds. Then slip your digits into these organic-cotton gloves, they’ll help the moisturiser really soak into your skin. Tip: you might want to keep this one locked in your office drawer.